BBC Three series in which a group of young people are put through their paces as they embark on a crash course in urban survival in some of the world’s biggest slums.
Episode 1 – Lagos
In Lagos, Nigeria, three British mechanics are guided and challenged for ten days by extraordinary slum dwellers who use dedication, passion and guts to succeed. Being the best here is tough; the environment is brutal and the work relentless. It’s an explosive combination of frustration and success for our three mechanics, but do they have what it takes to call themselves Slum Survivors?
Episode 2 – Jakarta
Three trainee chefs swap their clean UK kitchens for rat-infested street food stalls in Indonesia’s toughest slums. For ten days they live and work with locals who started with nothing, but through hard work and dedication have become successful street cooks in Jakarta. They need to keep a lid on their tempers and show passion and flair if they are to impress the slum’s most demanding customers. But will the punishing hours, menial work and weird local dishes stand in their way of learning the skills to turn their lives around back home?
Episode 3 – Mumbai
Three plumbers get down and dirty in some of India’s most notorious slums where they learn to plumb the local way in the open sewers of Mumbai. It’s back to basics for this enthusiastic trio who don’t know themeaning of hard work and soon realise that being a slum plumber is much tougher than it looks. But can they return home with newfound skills and the confidence to call themselves Slum Survivors?